Ragna Debats from Netherlands took the gold with what seemed like relative ease, takng the lead early on and maintaining it. Her past TWC performances were impressive as well, winning 3rd place in 2016 and 4th in 2017. Spain also made it to the women’s podium with Laia Cañes winning silver. Laia’s training and familiarity with the course shone through, outdoing her past performances, 19th at the TWC 2016 and 7th at the 2017’s. Bronze went to another breakout athlete, France’s Claire Mougel . Spain also took the 4th position with Gemma Arenas’ strong performance through out the race.
The imposing performances put forth by Spain’s athletes, ensured their team the gold this year. France took the silver and Team USA the bronze.